Grateful Dead Live at Providence Civic Center on 1978-05-14
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Mississippi Half Step, Cassidy, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, It Must Have Been The Roses, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Brown Eyed Women, Let It Grow
Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues
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|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|They Love Each Other|
|Looks Like Rain|
|It Must Have Been The Roses|
|Me And My Uncle ->|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Let It Grow|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Ship Of Fools|
|Estimated Prophet ->|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|Around And Around|
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Fixed flaws in Let It Grow but some still remain
- 2010-08-08 02:08:35
- CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
- Providence, RI
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Providence Civic Center
Subject: And so it begins...
That suspicion was confirmed after I heard my first 15 seconds of the Half Step opener that night in Providence. By then I knew that the question about a Grateful Dead concert had forever changed for me, as Joanie Begonias always says, from "Are we going?" to "How are we getting there?"
I was sitting behind the stage, and at some point in the Half Step coda Garcia crouched into a peeling run, and the crowd visibly rippled in response, as if it was a single organism. (As I came to know, it was.) I remember Not Fade Away, particularly, as an unhurried, genuinely exploratory journey we all took together (this was before the time of the rote crowd participation in NFA).
I turned to poor unfortunate Doug, sitting next to me with his DIY nitrous dispenser, and said to him "Look, I know it's night time, but doesn't it seem like it's day time in here?" After I said that to him for the sixth or seventh time, he patiently said "Just listen to the music play." So I did. And I am still listening, and playing, and my life has been informed and transformed by the Music and the community that grew around it.
As it happens, my first show was a pretty good one. The recording is excellent (thanks Dan and Charley), and the songs are well played. I don't know whether memories are real or constructed, but when I listen to this show, can hear and feel the playfulness of the band, and my unbridled astonishment, come down through the years.
Smooth is the best description I can come up with. This is 2 years before I got in the Bus. The Band was tight and Jerry was on in his game. A Miller SBD from spring 78 is in my opinion some of the Best I have heard, and I've heard alot. It's like a warm blanket on a cold night. Jerry is just so fluent and comfortable it engulfs your entire being. A fantastic recording of a beautiful show. Thanks again Charlie you made my day.
Subject: Slipping' When He's Slidin'
Subject: Incredible energy throughout!!
This may be one of my favorite Eyes of the World. Definitely top 10. Really up beat and moving. Lots of energy here.
Everything else is just icing on the cake at this point, NFA is long and grooving with some great tones Jerry.
Subject: rainy sunday in New England
Subject: Phenomenal Show!
If you don't have time for much be sure to check out the Brown Eyed Women and check out the WTF moment! It's at about 2:15, it almost sounds like it skips, but every version I've heard has it. It's just phenomenal playing!
I also recommend the Estimated! Nice funky jam.
The entire show has great energy!
Thanks for the incredible recording Mr. Miller!
Subject: Looks Like Rain - Jerry Solo
I don't go around looking for great versions of LLR, though I do know of a couple (this one and 9-21-82 really strike me). Coupla years ago I burned this first set to disc to listen to in the car. Not sure why, maybe someone recommended it? Anyway I'm listening to a pleasant first set then LLR comes on. It's well played and all, but when the solo hits I was just stunned. I rewound it and listened to that minute of the song dozens of times. It's just freaking incredible. The copy I was listening to was a SBD. Just listened to this because I was trying to find *that* LLR again - must have given away the CD I burned. Listening on speakers built into my computer I'm not sure the aud packs the same punch as far as this solo is concerned.
Even if you don't particularly care for LLR, get the sbd, play it very loud and listen to not just garcia's phrasing but the way the band coalesces behind him. 50 seconds of absolutely triumphant Garcia.
No rating because I haven't heard the whole show yet.
Subject: one of the best of 1978!
Have become a fan of early 1978, the energy in some of those shows is incredible!!
Subject: May 1978 - A sound of its own
Subject: let it grow
Subject: After 32 YEARS!!!!!
Jerry>Solo during Estimated! Unreal! Long intro to NFA>a beauty, subtle even for '77-'78!
Subject: Loving this show
Charlie's transfer is superb as usual, great to have a nice board of this show - I'm going to create a CD, something I don't usually do :)